The Summer 2012 edition of IMPACT highlights the power of creative expression in the Imaginates Program, architecture designed to advance healing, one young man’s journey from foster care to mentoring younger peers, NCTSN’s partnership with the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, a new book chapter by Network members focusing on trauma and the blues, workforce diversity along with cultural and linguistic competency, as well as a new Spotlight on Culture.
This Special Issue of IMPACT is devoted entirely to the relationship between culture and trauma. It describes the incredible work being done across the Network by members with informed perspectives on the cultural dimensions of trauma at multiple levels: the individual, including both the client and practitioner; the organization or system; and the broader community. While the issue highlights a wide spectrum of stories and topics, the common thread is appreciation of the intersection of culture and trauma and our commitment to embracing it. We would like to acknowledge the NCTSN Culture Consortium for providing guidance to make this Special Issue a reality. We also thank our colleagues who contributed to this newsletter for sharing their work and wisdom.
The Winter 2011 edition of IMPACT highlights the face-to-face Advisory Board meeting which occurred this summer at Duke University, the programs for diverse youth at a Network center in Hawaii, one woman’s tireless efforts to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks, the efforts to increase families ties for children of incarcerated parents, and a two-part Spotlight on Culture on helping immigrant Latin-American families.
The Summer 2011 issue of IMPACT showcases the progress the NCTSN has made in the field of child trauma in the last ten years, the impact the Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents curriculum has had on parents, the use of trauma narratives with clients, how to define trauma-informed systems, managing secondary traumatic stress, how to implement cultural competence in your work, and ways to help facilitate staff resilience.
Research, resources and role models are the headliners in this issue of IMPACT. The Developmental Trauma Disorder clinical field trial is discussed, along with a story of recovery to becoming a beloved role model for both youth and providers is also featured in this edition. New NCTSN resources are announced and the results of the No Way Home: Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Homeless Youth in Hollywood Report are described.
Affiliates, advocates, and the Advisory Board are the headliners in this issue of IMPACT. The Network's Advisory Board plays a key role in shaping the Network's future, and this issue reports on the Board's summer meeting. Efforts by the Network's affiliate member in Delaware to shape statewide efforts on child trauma and the advocacy work of a trauma survivor are also featured. We also report on training activities and the Network's response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.
With this edition of IMPACT, the Network welcomes three additional Treatment Service and Adaptation Centers, funded earlier this year. The issue also features a number of articles on the Network's disaster-related work, including its response to the earthquake in Haiti and trainings in American Samoa. Other articles report on the efforts of DePelchin Children's center to help Texas child-serving systems become more trauma-informed, and describe how both professional training and personal history guide the work of one Native American clinician in the Network.
The Spring 2010 issue of IMPACT has a special focus on foster care. We showcase Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents and interview a woman who grew up in foster care and is trying to change the system. This issue also includes coverage of the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, sponsored by the Chadwick Center, and a description of the offerings in the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma.